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Maths at Shrubland Street

Our aim is to equip all pupils with the skills and confidence to solve a range of problems through fluency with numbers and mathematical reasoning,  Children are encouraged to enjoy the challenges of the subject and develop their resillience, perseverance and 'can do' attitude!

At Shrubland Street we are constantly evaluating and improving the teaching and learning of maths and are on a journey to implementing a 'maths mastery' style of teaching.  This year we will be part of a workgroup of schools led by a Maths Mastery Specialist teacher.

Each maths lesson should include the three aims of the National Curriculum - Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving. We teach maths to whole classes and do not label children.  Lessons are planned on continuous assessment of what students already know and consider the scaffolding that may be required for children who find a concept difficult to grasp, as well as challenge 'greater depth' questions for those who grasp concepts rapidly. 

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This year,  we are really focusing on the vocabulary of maths and ensuring the pupils have a good understanding and can reason and explain their learning. We have created vocabulary lists for each year group. The vocabulary lists for the Autumn term, can be found below.

Maths Open Morning - 4.12.18

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On Tuesday 4th December, we welcomed parents and carers from EYFS, KS1 and KS2 to our maths open morning. The idea of this session was to share with parents our vision of maths across Shrubland Street and explain to parents the maths mastery method which we have implemented into our curriculum. Miss Greet, Miss Swidryk and Mr Wright talked in depth about the importance of 'maths talk' and using the vocabulary appropriate to the year group that your child is in.

Parents and carers were then given a tour around the school with the opportunity to visit classes and see maths teaching and learning up close. 

Parents were then able to share their thoughts about what they had seen and ask any questions about the session.

Below is some of the feedback which we received:

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